Adblock Plus launches an Android web browser

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The makers of Adblock Plus offer web browser plugins that let you surf the web without encountering ads… or at least without seeing ads that have been deemed “acceptable” if you choose not to disable that feature. There are Adblock Plus plugins for a range of browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer and for Android […]

Google Tone: Share web links with other PCs… using sound

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Want to share a link to a website with someone? You could copy and paste it into an email or chat window. Or you could use the new Google Tone extension for the Chrome web browser to share the link with any PC within earshot. That’s because Google Tone shares links… with sound. Here’s how […]

Would you like a Bluetooth keyboard with your fried chicken?

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KFC is known for serving up messy food that you eat with your fingers… so you might not want to fiddle with your smartphone and smudge the screen while eating at the fast food chain. One solution? Use a Bluetooth keyboard that’s wipeable (and cheap) instead. So as part of a marketing stunt in Germany, […]

Google Maps now runs on Android Wear smartwatches

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Google’s smartwatch operating system has offered directions and turn-by-turn navigation since the first Android Wear watches launched in 2014. But what if you want to actually view a full map on your wristwatch? Now you can. Google is rolling out Maps 9.9 for Android phones and tablets. If you’ve got an Android Wear device all you need to […]

Are super cheap smartphones really worth it?


Systems developer Angus Gratton recently made a trip to Shenzhen, China where he purchased a $34 smartphone that boasted 4G connectivity, 8 cores, and Android 4.4 (Kit Kat). After running the Huami H3 through its courses, Gratton discovered that none of the above was true, but for $34, you might be surprised at what you […]

Deals of the Day (5-19-2015)


HP offers a line of 2-in-1 notebooks under the Pavilion x360 line, and while the 11.6 inch model with an Intel Pentium Bay Trail processor is probably the least powerful of the bunch, it’s also the cheapest. Normally it sells for around $399 or less. But for today only Best Buy is selling this convertible […]

Microsoft Office preview now available for Android phones

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Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available for Android phones… sort of. You can download and install the apps for free, but you’ll need to sign up as a beta tester because right now Microsoft’s Office apps for Android phones are still in the “preview” stage. The launch of the new Android phone preview […]

Avid begins sending out free Pro Tools First invitations

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Avid’s Pro Tools is probably one of the most widely used digital audio editing software solutions used by professional musicians, audio journalists, and other folks who make and edit sounds for a living. A full version of the software costs hundreds of dollars, although there are less powerful versions which are included for free when you […]

LG expands G4 smartphone family with G4 Stylus, G4c (compact)

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LG is expanding its series of smartphones with the LG G4 name by adding two new models that look a lot like the company’s latest flagship phone, but which have substantially less powerful hardware. The new phones include the 5.7 inch LG G4 Stylus, which is a big phone which comes with a rubber pen for […]

Cube to launch a tablet with Jide’s Remix OS software


Remix OS is a version of Google Android that’s been tweaked to work more like a desktop operating system: There’s a taskbar at the bottom of the screen and support for viewing multiple running apps at once by running them in phone mode and then moving them around the screen to suit your needs. The […]

Eurocom Armadillo 2 ultrabook supports up to 32GB of RAM


Tired of thin and light laptops with just 4GB of RAM? There are a handful of options with 8GB or more. And then there’s the Eurocom Armadillo 2 ultrabook which can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM. The Armadillo 2 features a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, an Intel Core i5 Broadwell […]

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 4K ultrabook now available for $1499


The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 is an ulta-thin laptop with a big, high-resolution display, a powerful processor, discrete graphics, and a kind of hefty price tag. But it’s a little cheaper today than it was a month ago. Asus held an event in New York to announce the North American launch of the Zenfone 2 […]

Asus brings Zenfone 2 to North America for $199 and up


The Asus Zenfone 2 smartphone has been grabbing headlines since Asus unveiled the phone at CES in January. Priced at $199 and up, it comes in a few different models — including some that sport 4GB of RAM and full HD displays. Asus has been selling the Zenfone 2 in select markets for a few […]